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The Jeffrey Cheah Institute recently held a public forum to discuss the issue of parliamentary reforms in Malaysia. In recent times, the Malaysian parliament came under heavy criticism from the civil society for its inability to act as a check-and-balance against the executive.
In fact, the popular view is that parliament is merely there to legitimate the actions of the government. Thus Malaysian MPs are not really given support in terms of research, there is a lack of proper select committee system, Bills are often given out at the last minute and there is not time for a proper debate and MPs who shout the loudest are often the ones who are heard.
The speakers who spoke at the forum are:
1) Datuk Zaid Ibrahim, former minister, senator and MP
2) YB Liew Chin Tong, MP
3) Ivanpal Grewel, political secretary in the PM’s departmentMay 29, 2015 at 8:25 am
“Rumours are going around that Hadi will make a speech in the muktamar to break away from DAP,” he said when met at the Parliament lobby yesterday.
“DAP is now the punching bag because PAS didn’t succeed in its push for Hudud,” he said.
He said the onus was on PAS to decide whether it wanted to win Putrajaya with its partners, or settle for being a Kelantan party and possibly even cooperate with Umno.
“A lot of bickering is happening because certain sections in the PAS leadership think they only have to secure Kelantan, their base. These people don’t mind working with Umno,” said Lew.
- See more at: http://www.themalaysianinsider.com/malaysia/article/as-pas-polls-near-pakatans-future-hangs-in-the-balance#sthash.vRynJKlC.dpufMay 28, 2015 at 3:03 pm
For 11MP to succeed, PMD’s slush funds must be curbed. Media statement by DAP National Political Education Director and MP for Kluang Liew Chin Tong on 27thMay 2015 in ParliamentMay 27, 2015 at 7:33 pm
During the House Committee meeting with Barisan Nasional (BN) and Pakatan Rakyat (PR) representatives this morning, Pandikar outlined four key reform agendas.
The agendas include the revival of the Parliamentary Service Act (PSA), the introduction of an hour of “Minister's Question Time” once a week where MPs can ask questions to ministers, more parliamentary select committees and the introduction of a second chamber where matters and motions which do not need the Dewan Rakyat to decide on can be discussed.
“Both Pakatan and BN representatives who were present agree to this, no objection.
“He (Pandikar) has outlined his agenda for reform, and now we are going to get more feedback from respective parties before we meet next,” DAP's Anthony Loke told Malay Mail Online.
- See more at: http://www.themalaymailonline.com/malaysia/article/pandikar-starts-parliament-reforms#sthash.Y1F7GGGq.dpuf